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By Richard S. Surwit Ph.D. (auth.), Richard S. Surwit, Redford B. Williams Jr., Andrew Steptoe, Robert Biersner (eds.)

Behavioral remedy of sickness: A NATO Symposium on Behavioral drugs was once hung on June thirtieth via July third, 1981 at Porto Carras, Neo Marmaras, Greece. It was once a multi­ disciplinary assembly which supplied a chance for North American and eu scientists from ten diversified NATO member nations to percentage the rising ideas and know-how of behavioral remedy of affliction. furthermore, it served as a discussion board wherein endured excessive point learn within the region used to be motivated. monetary help for the symposium used to be at the beginning supplied by way of the medical Affairs department or the North Atlantic Treaty association as a part of their carrying on with seri.es of clinical symposia. cash made to be had through a furnish from the us place of work of Naval Reseach authorized frequent inter­ nationwide participation within the symposium. we wish to thank each one of those organisations for his or her help in making the symposium attainable. specifically, we wish to thank Dr. B. A. Bayraktar of the medical Affairs department of NATO and Dr. Donald Woodward of the U.S. workplace of Naval learn. notwithstanding either one of those males have been not able to wait the assembly in my opinion, they supplied helpful suggestions in its planning.

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